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by ralphr1780
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Talking about temptations
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Belgium

Re: Talking about temptations

James, I have been driving Porsche since 35 years, but I believe that a 911 still looks like a 911. While I do consider it to be a great car, I don't find it fine looking. Porsche seems to remain trapped with this rear engined model shape, only to satisfy their customer base refusing any considerati...
by ralphr1780
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Talking about temptations
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Belgium

Talking about temptations

Here is a terrible one, finally they are coming up with a real GT:
https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/auto/ferr ... slate=true
by ralphr1780
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 1279
Belgium

Re: Hello!

Most welcome Eric, nice S3 that you have.
Pleased to see another Belgian fellow on board.
by ralphr1780
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 35
Views: 1898
Belgium

Re: HD8 carb issue

Good progress Pierre. The Lucas electronic pump is a better choice than the Facet (which you can keep as a spare in the trunk), however you should check the pressure it delivers. Many posts relate excessive pressure tales resulting in needle valves failing to close properly and consequent flooding a...
by ralphr1780
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 35
Views: 1898
Belgium

Re: HD8 carb issue

Well, please do excuse my ignorance, but I thought maybe wrongly, that with: 1/fuel supply disconnected 2/float bowls full 3/carbs pistons in but with no needles or thin needles 4/choke lever pulled if you would then try to start the engine you would get enough depression in the carb throats to suck...
by ralphr1780
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suspension
Replies: 13
Views: 1033
Belgium

Re: Suspension

:yellow: Pete, you stand on the podium :wavegreatbritain:
by ralphr1780
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 35
Views: 1898
Belgium

Re: HD8 carb issue

Gents, the OP is stating: "I disconnect the fuel supply , rechecked once again float which are new and floating + the float level, everything is ok. So I worked just with the remaining fuel inside the float chamber , I opened the starter to mid position saw the jet going down inside the jet bearing ...
by ralphr1780
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 35
Views: 1898
Belgium

Re: HD8 carb issue

Pierre,
With the fuel supply disconnected (and choke at mid-position) such flooding is excessive.
Looks like the needle in the piston is fitted too deep. Worth checking.
by ralphr1780
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 21
Views: 2432
Belgium

Re: Gear box oil

Malcolm: As detailed in other threads on this Forum, just be advised that Redline MT90 will likely increase the size and number of leaks from your gearbox (due to its thinner viscosity). I’m perfectly willing to put up with a few little puddles of gearbox oil on my garage floor in exchange for much...
by ralphr1780
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Window height adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1519
Belgium

Re: Window height adjustment

abowie wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:51 pm
IIRC the stop nut controls the lowest position of the window and does nothing to the highest position.
Indeed... but only if you fit it on the opposite side of the slide channel. :mrgreen:
by ralphr1780
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Window height adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 1519
Belgium

Re: Window height adjustment

:welcomewave: David. With the door card removed, lower the window glass. In the sliding channel, just beneath the glass, you will see a metal square stop screwed in the channel. If it is missing, the window will rise too high. Sorry I dont have a picture available, may some other fellow lister jump ...
by ralphr1780
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 4582
Belgium

Re: Cover for car

Personally I have never heard of or seen before a "breathable" automotive topcoat. :scratchheadyellow:
A car topcoat is supposed to be a sealed barrier.
Blisters happen due to entrapped moisture or gases in the underlayers, which are precisely held by the topcoat barrier.
by ralphr1780
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wires & tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1349
Belgium

Re: Wires & tyres

Richard, interested in a swap against a set of 15x5" chromes 😁 ?
by ralphr1780
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wires & tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1349
Belgium

Re: Wires & tyres

Hi Richard, I have 15x6" with 185/15 vreds on my S2 and like these a lot, no issue whatsoever with the spare storage.
If you want to part with your set of black wires please let me know!
by ralphr1780
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member saying hello from France
Replies: 9
Views: 2163
Belgium

Re: New member saying hello from France

Welcome bienvenue Peter aka Mighty Antar :bigrin:, Poitiers is a very nice location to enjoy an E Type. For sure you will find here all the expertise and support to bring your car up to the expectations. I am not familiar with adjustable torsion plate, but have been running with original plate since...
by ralphr1780
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 9740
Belgium

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Rory, envelope well received with thanks. :drinkingcheers:
by ralphr1780
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam Cover sealing...again
Replies: 52
Views: 9740
Belgium

Re: Cam Cover sealing...again

Hi Rory,
While I have to confess that I have no issues yet with the copper ones, I would be happy to grab two sets to put on the shelf for next cam setting session.
Dropping you a pm.
All the best,
by ralphr1780
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 3422
Belgium

Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

Very sad news, sympathy and condolences to his family, RIP Andrew. :rvrence:
by ralphr1780
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: problem with cam follower
Replies: 26
Views: 3483
Belgium

Re: problem with cam follower

Steve, you could try applying few shots of a freezing spray then pull it out with the pliers.
Last time I shimmed the valves I faced a similar situation and the spray released it.
Hope to have been of service.